Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Grand Prismatic, Yellowstone

This little gem is inspired by our travels through Yellowstone last year in October. It was our first time there and it was just spectacular! It is so different than anything in my experience that every minute I felt like I was witnessing the creation of the Earth itself.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Rowboat Trinity V


This is a reprise of an image I did much larger, but a bit different, some time ago. Again, it's the reflections that motivate me. But there's also something about small boats, mainly dinghies, that attract me as well. Maybe it's the intimacy of them. I also enjoyed creating the texture and coloring in the old, rusty iron bulkhead.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Suspending IQ

I came across this great sign photograph I took several years ago. I don't know why I never painted it before now. I cropped it down for the painting and gave it the title I did because it is supported my many guy wires and the IQ is in the word liquors. I don't know about anyone else, but a bit too much certainly "suspends" my IQ!

Moment of Reflection XVI

Can't resist reflections.

Fish Tales II

This is a return to an image that I painted once before, slightly different and much larger. I Just love alll the weathered wood and then the fish tail bones hanging on the shed. They actually look a little bit like angels to me, but they make think think of the "tall tales" that many fishermen tell of the humongous one that got away, thus, "Tales" instead of "Tails."

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Moment of Reflection XVII

Water reflections will never lose their fascination for me. I just love painting them.

On another note... The opening on Friday night was SPECTACULAR! So much fun and so worth waiting to do. It was more than I even hoped for. People were packed into the gallery and spilling out onto the street. Energy was high and 51 of the 213 paintings sold the first night. Sales were so brisk that gallery owner Mary was actually overwhelmed at one point! Who could ask for more?